Temple City Unified School District
Temple City, CA 91780
“A District of Educational Excellence and Award-Winning Schools”
The Board of Trustees of the Temple City Unified School District seeks a long-term relationship with an exceptional, progressive, and collaborative educational leader who can maintain and build on the District’s strengths and unlimited potential.
The Temple City Unified School District was established as a unified school district on July 1, 1954. A five-member board with four-year terms governs the District. The Governing Board is the policy-making body; the superintendent is the chief executive officer. The following positions/departments report directly to the superintendent: school principals, assistant superintendents, personnel services; instructional services, and chief business official.
The District is located in the West San Gabriel Valley, approximately five miles southeast of Pasadena and 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The District includes within its boundaries most of the incorporated City of Temple City, as well as small portions of San Gabriel and Arcadia, and some unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. TCUSD encompasses approximately four square miles.
The District enrolls 5650 students at one comprehensive high school (9-12), one alternative high school (10-12), one K-12 virtual academy, one intermediate school, four elementary schools, and an adult education school. The population of the District’s service area is approximately 35,000. TCUSD employs approximately 390 full-time personnel and about 350 part-time staff. The District mirrors the rich ethnic diversity present in the changing community (67.8% Asian, 20.8% Hispanic. 5.8% white, and 5.6% other. TCUSD is well known for its long-standing history of academic excellence and continued ‘small town pride.
Temple City USD is state funded through LCFF with a current year general and in-kind budget of $87.5 million. Budget reserves are in excess of 10%. The District is fiscally sound and annually earns a clean audit.
Academically, TCUSD is a high achieving district. Every school has earned California Distinguished School status. In 2021-22, Temple City High School thrived on every front. In the SkillsUSA Competition, the TCHS Rams were National Champions receiving Gold Medals in Occupational Health and Safety and Basic Health Care Skills. In the largest invitational ever held, the TCHS Science Olympiad Team placed 13th out of 247 national teams. The TCHS Boys Soccer Team won the Division 5 State Championship. District students annually excel in the visual and performing arts!
Temple City Unified School District will provide a rigorous comprehensive education in a nurturing environment that embraces the diversity of all students.
Our Mission (Expanded)
We are student centered. We offer all of our students the opportunity to develop the critical thinking and conflict resolution skills they need to become productive contributors to our society through…
We prioritize the development of the whole child by…
We support a transparent and collaborative culture where various stakeholders participate in the shared decision-making process.
Integrity | Service | Respect
Temple City Unified School District, in partnership with our surrounding community, provides meaningful opportunities to all students while maintaining a nurturing and safe learning environment in which we embrace diversity and collaboration.
1. Each student is unique and capable of learning.
2. Our staff continuously improves their knowledge and engages in activities that enhance their effectiveness as educators.
3. We will seek to develop innovative and creative strategies that enhance the educational climate.
4. Schools are welcoming places which provide a nurturing, healthy and safe learning environment that ensures the educational, emotional, and physical development of all of our students.
5. Self-esteem and self-respect are derived through positive academic, artistic, athletic and extra-curricular experiences.
7. We believe in integrity, diversity, and respect for all.
8. We believe students need a positive, nurturing environment.
9. We believe student, family, and community engagement are critical for our success.
10. We believe in a truly collaborative environment where staff members work together.
Board members, parents, certificated and classified staff, students, and community members participated in a process to identify the strengths and needs/critical issues of the Temple City Unified School District and the characteristics desired in their new Superintendent. An extensive number of stakeholders participated in this process through meetings and an online survey. The Board of Trustees prioritized those elements as follows:
A leader who is:
Dr. Jan Britz and Dr. Tom Johnstone of The Cosca Group (TCG) have been retained by the Temple City Unified School District Board of Trustees for the search, recruitment, screening, and selection process for the new Superintendent of Schools.
Interested applicants must submit all of the following to be received by The Cosca Group on or before September 8, 2022.
• Completed Application Form (as provided herein)
• Personal Letter of Application
• Resume including record of professional education and professional experiences
• College or University Placement File forwarded by request of the applicant OR
letters from five professional references (three of which must be current)
During the screening process, reference checks will be made with those familiar with candidates’ professional performance. Board members will visit the district and community of the final candidate.
Please complete the application and submit all required documents below.
All materials must be received by the deadline of 4:00 p.m., September 8, 2022
The successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contract with a competitive and negotiable salary based on qualifications and experience.
For additional information, please contact:
• Dr. Jan Britz (805) 796-9772 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Espinoza – President
Donna Georgino – Vice-President
Mary Sneed – Clerk
Matt W. Smith – Member
Vinson Bell, Member
For your application to be considered complete you must prepare the following documents.